Want to encourage your preteen to continue reading on their own? Browse this list of new and classic children's books for kids 10 to 12 years old recommended by the Quicklists Consulting Committee of the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, and inspire a 'tween reader today!
The Magician's Elephant
By Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka
Ten-year-old Peter meets a fortune teller in the market, and she tells him his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive. He then begins a series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.
Candlewick, 2009. ISBN: 9780763644109